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Estradiol, free, LC/MS/MS

Lab Section:  Sendout Reference  
Lab Location:  Sendout
Reference Lab: Quest 
Test ID: LAB6283 
Methodology: Liquid Chromatography Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC/MS/MS); Equilibrium Dialysis
Schedule: Monday, Wednesday
Reported: 12 days for routine orders
Specimen Requirements:  Collection: 4.0 mL Blood in a Red Top Tube.
Pediatric volume: 2 mL.
Red top tube only, no gel barrier.
Transport: Store and transport refrigerated.
Unacceptable conditions: Moderate to gross hemolysis • Lipemia • Received room temperature • Serum Separator Tube (SST®) • Animal specimen
Stability: Ambient: 48 hours; Refrigerated: 7 days; Frozen: 2 years

Notes: 

Clinical Indications: Much of Estradiol is bound to proteins. The unbound portion and Estradiol bound to proteins with low affinity reflect the Free concentration. The Free Estradiol may better correlate with medical conditions than the Total Estradiol concentrations.

Reference Interval:  See patient report or consult reference laboratory website.
CPT Code(s): 82670 (x2)
Last Changed: 11/20/2016 22:47:54
Last Reviewed: 11/20/2016 22:48:13